SOURCE: CCL Industries Inc.

CCL Industries Inc.

November 06, 2015 08:00 ET

CCL Industries Acquires Worldmark, Creating a New Customer Sector for CCL Design

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 06, 2015) - CCL Industries Inc. (TSX: CCL.A) (TSX: CCL.B) ("CCL"), a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, announced today that it has acquired privately owned Worldmark Ltd., a leading supplier of functional labels manufactured from proprietary pressure sensitive materials for world leading designers and brand owners in the technology sector.

The new business becomes a market focused unit of CCL Design and will change its trading identity by the end of 2015. The acquired operation, headquartered in Scotland, has 1,900 employees distributed across six manufacturing plants in China, one each in Mexico and Hungary plus sales offices and prototyping design centres in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and other strategically important locations close to brand owner customers around the world. The acquired business has clean room manufacturing capabilities in coating and converting, designing products from materials science through to final form and function in conjunction with its global customers. 2015 sales are forecast at approximately $210 million, entirely focused on customers in the technology sector: smart phones, personal computers & tablets, servers, routers and new concept developments. 2015 EBITDA, forecast at approximately $35 million, is expected to rise to $40 million in 2016 with planned business growth and synergies. The purchase price consideration net of cash acquired but including debt assumed is approximately $252 million.

Geoffrey T. Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of CCL, said, "We have admired Worldmark for many years as they built a unique, leading global position in the technology sector and are very excited to welcome their management team and employees to CCL where they will continue to focus on this fast moving industry. Two thirds of the revenue base is derived in Asia, significantly expanding our presence in this important part of the world. Developing proprietary materials specifically designed for challenging end use applications has become an important operating model for the Company; this acquisition brings these capabilities to CCL Design."

The acquisition of Worldmark will be reviewed by CCL's President & Chief Executive Officer, Geoffrey T. Martin and Sean Washchuk, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at the forthcoming Robert W. Baird Industrials conference for investors on Wednesday November 11th at 09.00 Central Time at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. The presentation will be webcast and archived for the 90 days following at:

http://wsw.com/webcast/baird44/ccl.b

CCL Industries employs approximately 12,900 people operating 113 production facilities in 30 countries on 6 continents with corporate offices in Toronto, Canada and Framingham, Massachusetts. CCL Label is the world's largest converter of pressure sensitive and extruded film materials for a wide range of decorative, instructional and functional applications for large global customers in the consumer packaging, healthcare & chemicals, consumer durable, electronic device & automotive markets. Extruded & laminated plastic tubes, folded instructional leaflets, precision decorated & die cut components, electronic displays and other complementary products and services are sold in parallel to specific end-use markets. Avery is the world's largest supplier of labels, specialty converted media and software solutions to enable short-run digital printing in businesses and homes alongside complementary products sold through distributors and mass market retailers. CCL Container is a leading producer of impact extruded aluminum aerosol cans and bottles for consumer packaged goods customers in the United States and Mexico. CCL partly backward integrates with materials science capabilities in polymer extrusion, adhesive development and coating, surface engineering and metallurgy that are deployed across all three business segments.

This press release contains forward-looking information and forward-looking statements, as defined under applicable securities laws, (hereinafter collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements") that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are predictive in nature or depend on future events or conditions. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans" or similar expressions. Statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, priorities, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of the Company, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the anticipated completion and success of the acquisition; estimated sales and EBITDA of the acquired operations and the Company's expectations regarding general business and economic conditions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties relating to future events and conditions including, but not limited to, the after effects of the global financial crisis and its impact on the world economy and capital markets; the impact of competition; consumer confidence and spending preferences; general economic and geopolitical conditions; currency exchange rates; interest rates and credit availability; technological change; changes in government regulations; risks associated with operating and product hazards; and CCL's ability to attract and retain qualified employees. Do not unduly rely on forward-looking statements as the Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are also based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about the following: global economic recovery and higher consumer spending; improved customer demand for the Company's products; continued historical growth trends, market growth in specific segments and entering into new segments; the Company's ability to provide a wide range of products to multinational customers on a global basis; the benefits of the Company's focused strategies and operational approach; the achievement of the Company's plans for improved efficiency and lower costs,; the availability of cash and credit; fluctuations of currency exchange rates; the Company's continued relations with its customers; and general business and economic conditions. Should one or more risks materialize or should any assumptions prove incorrect, then actual results could vary materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Further details on key risks can be found in CCL's 2014 Annual Report, Management Discussion and Analysis, particularly under Section 4: "Risks and Uncertainties." CCL's annual and quarterly reports can be found online at www.cclind.com and www.sedar.com or are available upon request. Except as otherwise indicated, forward-looking statements do not take into account the effect that transactions or non-recurring or other special items announced or occurring after the statements are made may have on CCL's business. Such statements do not, unless otherwise specified by the Company, reflect the impact of dispositions, sales of assets, monetizations, mergers, acquisitions, other business combinations or transactions, asset write-downs or other charges announced or occurring after forward-looking statements are made. The financial impact of these transactions and non-recurring and other special items can be complex and depends on the facts particular to each of them and therefore cannot be described in a meaningful way in advance of knowing specific facts. The forward-looking statements are provided as of the date of this press release and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:

    Sean Washchuk
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    416-756-8526

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